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IFEX Strategy Conference 2013 Agenda

Overcoming Obstacles to Defending
and Promoting Free Expression
19 and 20 June 2013, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The conference opens with an overview of Southeast Asia – and a chance to hear from some key regional freedom of expression defenders – and closes with a concert Thursday night featuring the band Cambodian Space Project. We've included a variety of themes and formats, so you can tailor your experience to your priorities and interests. Many sessions will be offered more than once to accommodate as many languages and participants as possible so please make sure to check the agenda for the time and language(s) that works best for you.

View the entire agenda online for each day below:
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Thursday 20 June 2013

Or download the entire Conference Agenda in pdf.


WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2013

9:00 - 10:30
Stories from Southeast Asia
Location: Ballroom 2, Ground Floor
This session provides participants with an overview of critical FoE issues in the region and an opportunity to connect with IFEX colleagues in Southeast Asia and forge relationships to support future joint actions and other campaigns post-conference.
(Interpretation in Arabic, Spanish, Russian and Khmer)

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Location: Ground Floor outside Ballroom 2

11:00 – 12:30
1. Marketplace: Meet the “Specialists”
Location Ballroom 3, Ground Floor
Participants are expected to bring issues/questions they want advice on when they meet one-on-one or in small groups with a specialist in the following areas: Finance – Fundraising and Financial Sustainability Planning / Digital Security – Hands on digital diagnosis and therapy / Digital Tools – How do organisations incorporate digital tools effectively into their work / FoE Champions – Frontline stories and lessons learned.

2. Working Groups: Freedom of Expression and Other Freedoms
Location: Ballroom 2, Ground Floor
This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to develop our shared understanding of areas where the right to free expression includes, overlaps with, or even conflicts with, other freedoms ̶ specifically freedom of assembly, religious freedom and artistic freedom. After a short presentation on the 3 areas participants will decide which topic most interests them and join in a roundtable discussion facilitated by 2 individuals with expertise and experience in that area.
(English / Arabic - up to 45 participants)

3. Skills Exchange Workshop: Clicktivism and Beyond
Location: Siem Reap, 2nd Floor
This session provides an opportunity for conference participants to learn from and be inspired by the multifaceted campaign approaches of IFEX members based in different regions. They will also gain an understanding of the changing landscape of campaigning in the digital age.
(English / Khmer - up to 35 participants per session)

4. The Mixer: Digital Tools
Location: Phnom Penh, 2nd Floor
This quick 'show and tell' session will provide an opportunity for participants to meet organisations and learn about their digital development processes that organisations are engaged in, specifically around how they incorporate digital tools into their work, and to make valuable contacts for future reference.
(English - up to 25 participants)

5. Workshop: Content Development – Editorial Output
Location: Sihanoukville, 2nd Floor
As content continues to rule, optimization of all types of content is absolutely critical. This session aims to provide insights into the approach to editorial output to support an organisation's efforts to produce effective and engaging free expression content for an international audience.
(English / Russian - up to 25 participants)

6. Workshop: Getting your message out – Audience
Location: Boardroom 2, 2nd Floor
Session will be focused on defining and effectively targeting your audience to support the building of an effective communications strategy.
(English - up to 10 participants, advance prep work required)

7. Movie: Reportero
Location: Imperial 2, 3rd Floor
Documentary about a veteran reporter and his colleagues at an independent newsweekly that defy powerful drug cartels and corrupt officials to continue publishing the news (71 minutes).
(English / Spanish)

12:30 - 14:00
LUNCH
Location: Imperial Room 1, 3rd Floor

14:00 - 15:30
1. Marketplace: Meet the “Specialists”
Location Ballroom 3, Ground Floor
Participants are expected to bring issues/questions they want advice on when they meet one-on-one with a specialist in the following areas: Finance – Fundraising and Financial Sustainability Planning / Digital Security – Hands on digital diagnosis and therapy / Digital Tools – How do organisations incorporate digital tools effectively into their work / FoE Champions – Frontline stories and lessons learned.

2. Working Groups: Freedom of Expression and Digital Rights
Location: Ballroom 2, Ground Floor
This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to contribute to our shared understanding of free expression in cyberspace. The 3 areas of focus are Privacy, Digital Security and Digital Policy. After a presentation about the 3 areas participants will choose the topic that interests them most and move into a roundtable discussion facilitated by 2 individuals with expertise and experience working in that area.
(English / Arabic / Spanish - up to 45 participants)

3. Skills Exchange Workshop: Clicktivism and Beyond
Location: Siem Reap, 2nd Floor
This session provides an opportunity for conference participants to learn from and be inspired by the multifaceted campaign approaches of IFEX members based in different regions. They will also gain an understanding of the changing landscape of campaigning in the digital age.
(English / Russian - up to 35 participants)

4. Regional Networking in Africa
Location: Phnom Penh, 2nd Floor
(Closed meeting)

5. Networking Space: Tackling Impunity
Location: Sihanoukville, 2nd Floor
(English)

6. Workshop:Getting your message out – Content Mix
Location: Boardroom 2, 2nd Floor
Session will be focused on creating a compelling mix of content that will engage your audience(s) to support the building of an effective communications strategy.
(English - up to 10 participants – advance prep work required)

7. Movie: We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
Location: Imperial 2, 3rd Floor
A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous (93 minutes).
(English)

15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break

Location: Ground Floor outside Ballroom 2

16:00 - 17:30
1. Marketplace: Meet the “Specialists”
Location Ballroom 3, Ground Floor
Participants are expected to bring issues/questions they want advice on when they meet one-on-one with a specialist in the following areas: Finance – Fundraising and Financial Sustainability Planning / Digital Security – Hands on digital diagnosis and therapy / Digital Tools – How do organisations incorporate digital tools effectively into their work / FoE Champions – Frontline stories and lessons learned.

2. Roundtable: Spotlight on Cambodia
Location: Ballroom 2, Ground Floor
(English / Khmer - up to 50 participants)

3. Skills Exchange Workshop: Clicktivism and Beyond
Location: Siem Reap, 2nd Floor
This session provides an opportunity for conference participants to learn from and be inspired by the multifaceted campaign approaches of IFEX members based in different regions. They will also gain an understanding of the changing landscape of campaigning in the digital age.
(English / Arabic - up to 35 participants)

4. Networking Space: OPEN
Location: Phnom Penh, 2nd Floor

5. Workshop: Content Development – Editorial Output
Location: Sihanoukville, 2nd Floor
As content continues to rule, optimization of all types of content is absolutely critical. This session aims to provide insights into the approach to editorial output to support an organisation's efforts to produce effective and engaging free expression content for an international audience.
(English / Spanish - up to 25 participants)

6. Workshop: Getting your message out – Social Media
Location: Boardroom 2, 2nd Floor
Session will be focused on tools, tone, strategy in order to use social media effectively to support communication goals.
(English - up to 10 participants – advance prep work required)


THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2013

9:00 - 10:30
Donor Town Hall
Location: Ballroom 2, Ground Floor
Building on the IFEX-CIMA donor trends analysis research of 2011, this session will bring participants and donors together in a town hall environment to look at the current funding landscape for FoE, emerging trends and other questions generated by participants.
(Interpretation in Arabic, Spanish and Russian)

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Location: Ground Floor outside Ballroom 2

11:00 – 12:30
1. Marketplace: Meet the “Specialists”
Location Ballroom 3, Ground Floor
Participants are expected to bring issues/questions they want advice on when they meet one-on-one with a specialist in the following areas: Finance – Fundraising and Financial Sustainability Planning / Digital Security – Hands on digital diagnosis and therapy / Digital Tools – How do organisations incorporate digital tools effectively into their work / FoE Champions – Frontline stories and lessons learned.

2. Working Groups: Freedom of Expression and Digital Rights
Location: Ballroom 2, Ground Floor
This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to contribute to our shared understanding of free expression in cyberspace. The 3 areas of focus are Privacy, Digital Security and Digital Policy. After a presentation about the 3 areas participants will choose the topic that interests them most and move into a roundtable discussion facilitated by 2 individuals with expertise and experience working in that area.
(English / Russian - up to 40 participants)

3. IFEX-ALC Meeting
Location: Siem Reap, 2nd Floor
(Closed meeting)

4. The Mixer: Digital Tools
Location: Phnom Penh, 2nd Floor
This quick 'show and tell' session will provide an opportunity for participants to meet organisations and learn about their digital development processes that organisations are engaged in, specifically around how they incorporate digital tools into their work, and to make valuable contacts for future reference.
(English - up to 25 participants)

5. Workshop: Content Development – Editorial Output
Location: Sihanoukville, 2nd Floor
As content continues to rule, optimization of all types of content is absolutely critical. This session aims to provide insights into the approach to editorial output to support an organisation's efforts to produce effective and engaging free expression content for an international audience.
(English / Arabic - up to 25 participants)

6. Getting your message out – Audience
Location: Boardroom 2, 2nd Floor
Session will be focused on defining and effectively targeting your audience to support the building of an effective communications strategy.
(English - up to 10 participants – advance prep work required

7. Movie: Reportero
Location: Imperial 2, 3rd Floor
Documentary about a veteran reporter and his colleagues at an independent newsweekly that defy powerful drug cartels and corrupt officials to continue publishing the news (71 minutes).
(English / Spanish)

12:30 - 13:30
LUNCH
Location: Imperial Room 1, 3rd Floor

13:30 - 15:00
1. Marketplace: Meet the “Specialists”
Location Ballroom 3, Ground Floor
Participants are expected to bring issues/questions they want advice on when they meet one-on-one with a specialist in the following areas: Finance – Fundraising and Financial Sustainability Planning / Digital Security – Hands on digital diagnosis and therapy / Digital Tools – How do organisations incorporate digital tools effectively into their work / FoE Champions – Frontline stories and lessons learned.

2. Working Groups: Freedom of Expression and Other Freedoms
Location: Ballroom 2, Ground Floor
This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to develop our shared understanding of areas where the right to free expression includes, overlaps with, or even conflicts with, other freedoms, specifically freedom of assembly, religious freedom and artistic freedom. After a short presentation on the 3 areas participants will decide which topic most interests them and join in a roundtable discussion facilitated by 2 individuals with expertise and experience in that area.
(English / Arabic / Russian - up to 40 participants)

3. IFEX-ALC Meeting
Location: Siem Reap, 2nd Floor
(Closed meeting)

4. Networking Space: EU Citizens' Initiative
Location: Phnom Penh, 2nd Floor
(English)

5. Networking Space: Journalists in Distress
Location: Sihanoukville, 2nd Floor
(English)

6. Workshop: Getting your message out – Content Mix
Location: Boardroom 2, 2nd Floor
Session will be focused on creating a compelling mix of content that will engage your audience(s) to support the building of an effective communications strategy.
(English - up to 10 participants – advance prep work required)

7. Movie: We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
Location: Imperial 2, 3rd Floor
A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous (93 minutes).
(English)

15:00 - 16:00
1. Marketplace: Meet the “Specialists”
Location Ballroom 3, Ground Floor
Participants are expected to bring issues/questions they want advice on when they meet one-on-one with a specialist in the following areas: Finance – Fundraising and Financial Sustainability Planning / Digital Security – Hands on digital diagnosis and therapy / Digital Tools – How do organisations incorporate digital tools effectively into their work / FoE Champions – Frontline stories and lessons learned.

2. Networking Space: OPEN
Location: Ballroom 2, Ground Floor

3. IFEX-ALC Meeting
Location: Siem Reap, 2nd Floor
(Closed meeting)

4. The Mixer: Digital Tools
Location: Phnom Penh, 2nd Floor
This quick 'show and tell' session will provide an opportunity for participants to meet organisations and learn about their digital development processes that organisations are engaged in, specifically around how they incorporate digital tools into their work, and to make valuable contacts for future reference.
(English - up to 25 participants)

5. Networking Space: Bahrain
Location: Sihanoukville, 2nd Floor
(English)

6. Workshop: Getting your message out – Social Media
Location: Boardroom 2, 2nd Floor
Session will be focused on tools, tone, strategy in order to use social media effectively to support communication goals.
(English - up to 10 participants – advance prep work required)

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
Location: Ground Floor outside Ballroom 2

16:30 - 22:00
Closing Event – Rock Concert - Cambodia Space Project
Location: Gasolina

Latest Tweet:

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